Hertfordshire's Got Talent 2012 Winners:
On the 15 September the Forum Hertfordshire hosted Hertfordshire’s Got Talent. The event attracted talent from across the County including magicians, dancers, singers and bands who battled it out to win some amazing prizes.
The event audience were entertained by a performance from the cheeky trio and finalists from Britain’s Got Talent, the Loveable Rogues as well as the Karizma Crew from Heart radio. Ex-Blue Peter presenter and Heart radio DJ Stuart Miles compared the event.
Winners this year were Shaniah Williams, Jay Borthwick and girl band All Sorts, who won first, second and third place respectively. Special prizes went to Connor McSweeney and April Blue.
Twelve year old Shaniah Williams astounded the crowd with her mature singing voice belting out a rendition of ‘I am changing’ from Dream Girls. For coming first Shaniah received, £1000 Cash Prize and a £500 Photography Shoot courtesy of Ray Lowe Studios.
Second prize went to thirteen year old magician Jay Borthwick, who amazed the crowd with a spectacular musical show featuring confetti, quick clothes changes, and multiplying umbrellas. For coming second Jay received £250 Cash Prize, and a £250 Photography Shoot courtesy of Ray Lowe Studios.
Four person girl band, All Sorts received third prize for their harmonious a cappella performance of ‘We found love’ by Rihanna. The girls received a £100 Cash Prize and a £100 Photography Shoot courtesy of Ray Lowe Studios.
The special recording prize, a one year Recording Contract sponsored by Graphic Nature Studios was awarded to a well deserving male duo called April Blue. The two 23 year old guitarists performed an acoustic version of their own song.
The special performance prize, a one year performance scholarship sponsored by Top Hat Stage School went to 16 year old Connor McSweeney. He overwhelmed the audience with his performance of ‘You never will be mine’ by Robyn.
Judges for the event were; Max Ross - The Forum Hertfordshire, Guy Robinson – Hyper Agency, Mark Sadler – Heart 97.6 and Warren Bacci - Top Hat Stage & Screen School.
Max Ross, Director of Commercial Services said: ‘It was incredibly tough to judge this year as the talent reached professional heights. We are also grateful for the quality of the volunteers and people organising the event, who worked tirelessly and did an immensely successful job.’
View photos from the event at www.facebook.com/forumhertfordshire
To enter into Hertfordshire's Got Talent 2013, check back here in June 2013 when registration will open.
Top Hat Stage School is Hertfordshire’s leading stage school with over 500 children aged 4 - 17 years who attend each week. Classes are held during term time and at weekends where students learn drama, singing and dance (both Tap & Jazz). Top Hat has schools in Potters Bar, Welwyn, Stevenage, St. Albans & Hertford. Famous ex-students include Rupert Grint (Ron from Harry Potter) and Ed Westwick (Chuck from Gossip Girl). The main ethos is to provide “quality performing arts training for all”, whilst having fun in the process. New students are always welcome to come for a free first trial. Top Hat also runs a successful acting & Modelling Agency too called Top Talent Agency, so there is also the opportunity for your child to do professional work by attending Top Hat each week. For more info: www.tophatstageschool.co.uk
Ray Lowe Studio is an outstanding photography studio based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. With over 34 years experience, Ray Lowe Studio is home to the country’s most experienced photographers.
Already proud sponsors of the 3Music competitions, Ray Lowe have a history of supporting the best talent in Hertfordshire. As sponsors of Hertfordshire’s Got Talent, Ray Lowe will not only be weaving their photographic genius for the shows, but will also be providing some fantastic prizes for the finale winners. After all every budding superstar needs some great promotional shots for their portfolio!
For further information: 01992 636152 / www.raylowestudios.co.uk
Graphic Nature is the local recording / rehearsal studio based in Hertford, we've been looking for the last five or so years and now its come along! This place benefits all types of bands, not just because of the great facilities at hand but also because of the people involved and how helpful and friendly they all are!
Long live Graphic Nature!”
For further information: 0199255800 / www.graphicnature.co.uk
Aces Cars is situated in Hatfield Hertfordshire, We are a recently established Company, however we have 20years of experience behind us. With that kind of experience we are fully aware of our customer needs and requirements. Local owners local knowledge. We pride ourselves on prompt and profession service. In the little time operating we have managed to secure major contracts with estalishment due to the high level of service we provide. We cover all kinds of work from school journeys to cooperate events and evening events. Aces we have the winning hand